News report: Houston police officer drowns in floodwaters

Flooding showing both police cars and police officer’s personal vehicles in Houston.

News reports indicate a Houston Police Department officer died in floodwaters while driving to work Sunday morning.

St. John Barned-Smith, Chron:

The officer, an HPD veteran who has been with the department for more than 30 years, was in his patrol car driving to work downtown Sunday morning when he got trapped in high water at I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road.

Search and rescue crews are currently recovering his body. The department has not yet formally notified the officer’s family.

“He was trying different routes, and took a wrong turn,” one high-ranking official said, asking not to be identified.

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